Exoskeleton robot suit helps Berkeley student walk at commencement

Exoskeleton robot suit helps Berkeley student walk at commencement

Summary: Cal student Austin Whitney, a paraplegic, walks at Saturday's commencement ceremony using an exoskeleton suit designed by professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his graduate robotics students.

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Cal student Austin Whitney, a paraplegic, walks at Saturday's commencement ceremony using an exoskeleton suit designed by professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his graduate robotics students. SmartPlanet shows you raw video of Whitney trying on the suit for the first time and walking at graduation.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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  • RE: Exoskeleton robot suit helps Berkeley student walk at commencement

    Thank you. This was the most heart-warming story I've ever seen on here.
    MadWhiteHatter
    • RE: Exoskeleton robot suit helps Berkeley student walk at commencement

      @MadWhiteHatter
      I'll second that.
      KBot
  • RE: Exoskeleton robot suit helps Berkeley student walk at commencement

    It is real engineering at work! Kudos to all who took part in it.
    hsrhee
  • some technical details please??? (nt)

    :(
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    wessonjoe
  • RE: Exoskeleton robot suit helps Berkeley student walk at commencement

    What happens when the battery runs down?
    ProfQuatermass